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5 Benefits of Physical Therapy (PT) for Seniors

Physical therapy can help seniors maintain their independence and control symptoms of chronic disease by improving muscle strength, balance, coordination, and flexibility.

  1. Promotes independence - helps seniors to move around more easily and gain confidence.

  2. Prevents falls and injuries - seniors can learn to rehabilitate their bodies with exercise and reduce the likely hood of falling so they can remain independent.

  3. Manage pain - pain associated with chronic disease such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, nerve pain and other muscular conditions can find relief with physical therapy.

  4. Speed up recovery from injury or illness - physical therapy offers benefits by speeding up recovery time, reducing swelling and inflammation, and helping the body to heal faster,

  5. Symptom Control - physical therapy can help ease and control symptoms of chronic disease such as Parkinson's, MS, stroke, hip/knee replacement, vertigo, just to name a few.

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